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Gundaroo Public School

Gundaroo Public School

Working Together

Telephone02 6236 8115

About our school

We acknowledge and respect the traditional owners of the land on which we learn, and are committed to building connections to learn more about the Country we live and learn on. 

Gundaroo Public School, situated on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country in the village of Gundaroo, lies just a short 30-minute drive from Canberra. Established in 1865, our small school boasts a rich history of providing education to the local community.

At the heart of our community-based school is our vision to foster a positive learning culture that promotes connection, well-being, and success for all. We empower our students to collaborate, develop empathy, and become self-regulated problem solvers who actively contribute to social change in our dynamic world.

We hold high educational expectations and offer a quality education to our students. Our focus areas include strong literacy and numeracy teaching, effective and evidence-based classroom practice and student wellbeing. 

Our dedicated teaching staff ensures quality instruction through consistent evidence-based teaching practices. They work collaboratively, sharing knowledge and continuously growing together to cater to the diverse needs of our learners. Our teaching and learning programs are designed to actively engage learners through  addressing students' academic, social, and emotional learning needs. 

Students are educated in a nurturing and engaging environment with strong support and high expectations. Foundational skills in literacy and numeracy are explicitly taught, and early identification and intervention are central to our approach to learning and well-being. Our committed learning and support team work diligently to assist students across all areas of learning.

A proactive, evidence-based approach to mental health and well-being is integrated into our school culture. We prioritise teaching students attitudes, values, and pro-social skills necessary for success, positive relationships, and personal well-being. Expected behaviours are explicitly taught and consistently reinforced through a school-wide social and emotional learning framework underpinned by restorative practices. Staff take a proactive, preventative approach and work closely with families to ensure all students experience success at school. 

Physical activity holds significant value in our school, with ample opportunities for students to engage in various sporting activities for enjoyment, skill development, and competition at a school level and higher. Technology is integrated into our teaching and learning practices, ensuring all students have access to devices and regular STEM lessons.

As a small school, we actively seek co-curricular opportunities for our students, with our dedicated staff facilitating a range of activities including creative arts, sports, technology, public speaking, music, robotics, and leadership. 

Our expansive school grounds provide ample space for fostering adventure, imagination, and curiosity, with flexible learning environments extending beyond the classroom. Students learn in the vegetable garden, in the bushes, under the shade of the trees and in the outdoor learning spaces we are continuing to establish alongside their learning in their classrooms.

We enjoy high community engagement and benefit from a supportive parent body. Our motto, "working together," reflects our commitment to maintaining positive partnerships within our community to provide the best educational outcomes for our students. We value our strong relationships with early learning providers and the local Bungendore High School that support positive transitions for students entering primary and secondary education.

We are supported by an engaged community and an active P&C who work tirelessly to provide our students with a range of resources and create spaces for students to play, learn, build connections to Country, and bring the community together.


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